Showing posts with label animal experiments. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Letter of the Day: June 8 - Vivisection?

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 1523


609 Third St.,

Washington, D.C.,

June 8, 1896.


Surgeon Walter Reed, U.S.A.,

Curator Army Medical Museum,

Washington, D.C.


Dear Sir:


In reply to your letter of June 5, 1896, enclosing an extract from the Report of the Senate Committee on the District of Columbia on the subject of vivisection, I would say that a very wonderfully distorted, inaccurate and false description has been given of work conducted at the Army Medical Museum some twenty years ago. Those who were practically engaged in the Microscopical Division should know better than any one else the character of the work that was performed, and that all animals experimented upon were under the influence of an anesthetic. One who was not in any manner connected with the Microscopical Division of the Museum, as was the case with Dr. L.E. Rauterberg, could draw upon his imagination very satisfactorily, and write a vivid description of what might have been done with animals, the remains of which he saw under alcohol in specimen jars. I, however, testify that at no time during my connection with the Army Medical Museum, from about 1870 to the end of the year 1895 have any experiments been performed upon animals in which an anesthetic was not used, unless some of the ordinary inoculation experiments, which are practically painless, nor were animals kept in a mutilated condition.


Very respectfully,

Dr. J.C. McConnell

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Letter of the Day: April 13

813 North Charles St.


April 13/96


Dear Doctor Reed,


Many thanks for the monkeys which came through all right.


I enclose ck for $18.00.


I was so unfortunate as to lose one on the table and the other two were not over strong, but they managed to pull through a minor operation and are doing well now. Section of the corpus calllosium is rather too serious an operation unless an animal is in very good order and I shall have to keep that for animals in first class order. With many thanks for your courtesy & kindly interest


I remain

Very sincerely yours

E. Linden Mellus



#18.00 received from Dr. Reed

April 15, 1896

C.J. Meyers

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Imaging technology invention

This is neat, if it works out - "Eyedrops that Probe the Brain: Gene probes deployed in eyedrops show brain damage in MRIs of mice."
by Anna Davison, Friday, April 04, 2008